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Driving Offences: Working Hours

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 28 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many drivers' hours offences were detected in respect of (a) UK-registered and (b) overseas registered drivers in each year since 1997. (295009)

The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) do not record the nationality of drivers, the following table sets out the number of drivers' hours offences from the drivers of foreign registered vehicles by type since 2003-04 when VOSA was formed.

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

HGV UK

Offence Prohibitions

at Roadside

4,636

5,416

6,182

4,901

7,339

9,158

Offences (at Roadside)

Drivers' Hours

381

518

586

618

1,040

1,267

Tacho and Records

5,073

5,772

6,726

5,274

7,644

9,794

Total

5,454

6,290

7,312

5,892

8,684

11,061

Prosecutions—presented

Drivers' Hours

4,021

2,952

3,121

2,783

2,056

4,180

Tacho and Records

4,820

4,220

3,850

3,336

2,218

2,621

Total

8,841

7,172

6,971

6,119

4,274

6,801

Prosecutions—convicted

Drivers' Hours

3,629

2,679

2,821

2,515

1,806

3,913

Tacho and Records

3,861

3,063

3,108

2,693

1,714

2,046

Total

7,490

5,742

5,929

5,208

3,520

5,959

HGV Non-UK

Offence Prohibitions

at Roadside

2,282

3,255

4,403

6,376

7,329

9,913

Offences (at Roadside)

Drivers' Hours

1,430

2,342

3,095

4,801

4,915

5,937

Tacho and Records

1,037

1,335

1,800

2,253

2,894

4,719

Total

2,467

3,677

4,895

7,054

7,809

10,656

PSV UK

Offence Prohibitions

at Roadside

364

439

483

464

1,349

1,405

Offences (at Roadside)

Drivers' Hours

18

27

23

24

125

133

Tacho and Records

340

470

541

525

1,419

1,532

Total

358

497

564

549

1,544

1,665

Prosecutions—presented

Drivers' Hours

201

425

235

315

78

253

Tacho and Records

279

561

311

439

274

453

Total

480

986

546

754

352

706

Prosecutions—convicted

Drivers' Hours

133

204

191

211

57

219

Tacho and Records

212

286

263

276

138

326

Total

345

490

454

487

195

545

PSV Non UK

Offence Prohibitions

at Roadside

22

39

30

67

113

91

Offences (at Roadside)

Drivers' Hours

8

21

15

34

37

35

Tacho and Records

15

17

22

34

62

47

Total

23

38

37

68

99

82

Further information is available on VOSA's Effectiveness report which has been placed in the Libraries of the House.